"Who am I deep down? When times get tough do I smile or do I frown? Do I lift my head up high, lift my hands up to the sky And say I'm a winner?" - Lyrics from "Tap Roots" by Karla Perretta Crammed into an extended closet space, a group of bright-eyed students are starting their … Continue reading Growing Roots With Music
Gary Mauller wasn't born in Lancaster, but there are few people who epitomized the hard work and humility that Glass City exudes than he did. During a 47-year career with Lancaster City Schools, Mauller served as a teacher, coach, principal, athletic director and school board member, but the title he held unofficially is what seems … Continue reading Remembering Gary Mauller
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The irony didn't seem to jump out to too many other people, but I kept shaking my head as I took in the surroundings: two-dozen of the brightest Lancaster High School students touring an incredibly high-tech, highly planned construction project... that just happens to be a jail. Hearing that high school students were going to … Continue reading When is a jail tour not a jail tour?
"I'm going to be crying because I get like that when I talk about her," Ami Williams warned me from the other end of the phone, "but we'll just keep going, okay?" Interviews can be difficult. Yes, for me, but mostly for the people with whom I'm talking. I consider myself a storyteller and any … Continue reading A Legacy of Giving Back
A quick word from Lancaster City Schools superintendent Steve Wigton: Lancaster City Schools will implement a new technology plan in 2017-18. Under this plan, the iPads for all LHS students will be replaced with Chromebooks at the start of next school year. In addition, all junior high students will be issued Chromebooks to begin the … Continue reading LCS Technology Plan
Who knew the role of "media consumer" would be so difficult? First, the introduction of the 24-hour news cycle means we are bombarded with news, spin, figures, opinions and video all day. There is simply too much to take in. Now we have the looming threat of "fake news": stories that are either outright lies … Continue reading LHS Journalism Class Prepares Students For a Challenging Career
Educating the youth of our community is one of the most important responsibilities of our society. It is the future of our children that are at stake, and as such, the future of our society is at stake. Receiving an education is a life changing experience which empowers people to become successful in life. Therefore, … Continue reading A message from Superintendent Steve Wigton
Welcome to the Lancaster City Schools blog! My job for the district is one that is unique to LCS; I manage the Lancaster Schools Network, and in doing so I am exposed to the best that our schools have to offer. I do most of my work producing content to go on the station and … Continue reading “Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise” – Horace